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"Indian Team Played An Amazing Game Of Cricket," Says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh; "Rain Can Halt Play, But Can't Stop...," Extols Suresh Prabhu, After India Defeats Pakistan

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  • Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu congratulated Team India for their win against Pakistan and appreciated the team for their determination to win the World Cup
  • Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated the team, saying that they played an amazing game of cricket and that the whole of India was proud of the team and its effort
  • India, who faced Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester, beat Pakistan by 89 runs, taking their tally of beating Pakistan in World Cups to 7-0

Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted a long congratulatory message to Team India following their victory against Pakistan in the World Cup 2019 at Manchester. India beat Pakistan by 89 runs after a brief spell of rain revised the target. Man of the Match Rohit Sharma(140) displayed a stellar performance as he top-scored for the team with the bat along with skipper Virat Kohli(77). 

Here's the tweet of the former Union Minister:

Suresh Prabhu admired the determination of Team India to grab a win against Pakistan and push their way further up the tournament. He said that the clinical performance by India demonstrates the quality, talent, strong will, and superior mind and that the champions were leading the way with all players contributing to the victory.  

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also took to Twitter to congratulate Team India on their win against Pakistan, extending their undefeated streak. He appreciated India's approach to the game and praised them for playing a great game of cricket that made all of India proud. 

Rohit Sharma led the Indian attack with the bat with an onslaught of 140 in 113 balls along with a solid opening partnership with KL Rahul(57). Skipper Virat Kohli got out on 77 in a rather controversial way as replays suggested that the ball did not edge the bat.  

India also suffered another injury scare as pace spearhead Bhuvaneshwar Kumar limped out after bowling 2.4 overs due to a hamstring niggle. In the absence of Kumar, Hardik Pandya took charge of the ball, proving his worth as an all-rounder with an economical 44 for 2 in eight overs along with chinaman Kuldeep Yadav's 2 for 32 and Vijay Shankar's 2 for 22. 

Fakhar Zaman(62) and Babar Azam(48) top-scored for Pakistan but were dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav in subsequent overs. Mohammed Amir picked up three scalps for 47 runs in 10 overs as the rest of the bowlers were hit around the park by "Hitman" Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. 

India has played four matches until June 17, with three victories and one no result - coming from the game with New Zealand that was washed out without a ball being bowled. They play their next match against Afghanistan on June 22 at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton. 

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